Green Concept

Polyform is the world’s first manufacturer of buoys and fenders, and we constantly works to develop high-performance and sustainable products.

As part of our environmental focus we now launch «Green Concept» – a series of products and processes with an improved environmental footprint. The Green Concept products are produced with the same quality as all Polyform’s products are known for.

INTRODUCING G-SERIES

The very first
non-phthalate fender

Made with use of non-phthalate plasticizer for PVC.
The G-series contains up to 30% recycled material.
Shipped with 100% recyclable packaging.

The same unique quality with
an improved environmental footprint.

G-SERIES

The very first non-phthalate fender

Adding to our popular G-series: Green Concept G-series – the boat fender with an improved environmental footprint.
Made with use of non-phthalate plasticizer for PVC, containing up to 30% recycled material, and shipped with 100% recyclable packaging.

Green Concept G-series are marked with the iconic green valve.

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Polyform aims at continuous reduction of our environmentally footprint, and to develop products that have a minimum impact on our environment.

If we find new improved plastic raw ingredients,
we use them if they are deemed suitable.

- Vidar Aasestrand, CEO

Environmentally responsible producer of plastic

  • Made in Norway

    All production takes place in our factory in Ålesund, on the west coast of Norway.

    Made in Norway

    All production takes place in our factory in Ålesund, on the west coast of Norway.

    Polyform is situated at the outskirts of the city of Aalesund, in the north-western part of Norway. An area known for having one of the world’s most innovative environments within the maritime industry.

    It is here, by one of the harshest coastal stretches in the world, that Polyform products are developed, tested, and produced – and shipped to all corners of the world.

    Polyform continues to make adjustments for an environmentally friendly production, using pure Norwegian hydropower and focus on energy conservation.

    Our staff is protected by Norwegian social sustainable working environment.

  • Certified producer

    Polyform complies with national and international environmental requirements and is an ISO 14001-15 certified producer.

    Certified producer

    Polyform complies with national and international environmental requirements and is an ISO 14001-15 certified producer.

    Polyform complies with national and international environmental requirements, and we aim at continuous reduction of our environmentally footprint, and to develop products that have a minimum impact on our environment.

    If we find new improved plastic raw ingredients, we use them if they are deemed suitable.

    Polyform AS:

    • ISO 14001-15 certified producer.
    • All products according to EU REACH (chemical regulations).
    • Strategies aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Owner Ernströmgruppen’s main focuses are digitalization and sustainability
  • Approved raw material

    We only use approved raw materials, and all our plastic is produced in-house.

    Approved raw material

    We only use approved raw materials, and all our plastic is produced in-house.

    Polyform AS complies with national and international environmental requirements. We only use approved raw materials, and all our plastic is produced in-house. This gives us full control and makes it easy to document the origin and quality of the products.

    All the products shall have a good environmental profile. They shall be designed to withstand the strain they are subjected to. External surfaces are produced to ensure they release a minimum of microplastics during the product’s useful life. UV resistant plastic counteracts photodegradation. If we find new, improved plastic raw ingredients, we use them if they are deemed suitable.

  • Recycling scraps

    Continuous controls ensure that defective products are not distributed to the market – the materials are recycled.

    Recycling scraps

    Continuous controls ensure that defective products are not distributed to the market – the materials are recycled.

    Continuous controls ensure that defective products are not distributed to the market – the materials are recycled.

    Scraps and defective products are either reprocessed and recycled into production, sent to a partner that manufactures building plastic with a useful life of 30 to 50 years, or to another form of material recovery. A small proportion goes to energy recovery and becomes district heating. Nothing goes to waste.

  • Energy saving and waste management

    At our factory a Waste Management Program is implemented, ensuring that more than 80% of our waste is sorted, and parts being recycled.

    Energy saving and waste management

    At our factory a Waste Management Program is implemented, ensuring that more than 80% of our waste is sorted, and parts being recycled.

    Polyform AS is also part of Operation Clean Sweep, an international program designed to prevent and help keep plastic litter materials out of the marine environment.

    Transport is an important issue as our products are exported all over the world. Inflatable products are not inflated until they reach the destination where they are to be used. Other products inevitably are of a certain volume, but, on the other hand, have a low weight.

  • Useful life and reuse

    Polyform designs products to have a long useful life under demanding conditions.

    Useful life and reuse

    Polyform designs products to have a long useful life under demanding conditions.

    Polyform designs products to have a long useful life under demanding conditions. Ten to fifteen years is not uncommon. The higher the quality the fewer units that have to be produced.

    We also know that products that are taken out of service can be put into use in less demanding contexts.

    What about products that are lost? This does happen from time to time. The advantage is that they float and are very visible. They can thus be picked up and brought ashore. That is if they are not found by someone who can use them. Fishermen who find a buoy will always check to see if it is in a good enough state to be used on their own boat.

  • A different story about plastic in the sea

    All of our products are used in the sea, where they safeguard assets and help to reduce undesirable environmental impacts

    A different story about plastic in the sea

    All of our products are used in the sea, where they safeguard assets and help to reduce undesirable environmental impacts

    All of our products are used in the sea, where they safeguard assets and help to reduce undesirable environmental impacts. quality functional plastic products are the best alternative for these kinds of flotation products.

    Here are some examples:

    Our net buoys are used by fishermen to enable them to easily find and draw their nets and lines. Without good net buoys, fishermen risk losing their equipment and catch.

    The benefit to the environment is just as important. Nets that are lost become what is known as ghost nets – nets that go on to trap large numbers of fish and marine animals. Many of these nets are also made of plastic, which eventually turns into microplastics.

    The fenders we produce are ‘shock absorbers’ that prevent damage when boats come into contact with other boats, and while mooring at a quay and when they are docked.

    Many of these boats are made from plastic. Damage to plastic boats can be a major environmental problem and a source of microplastics. Good fendering and good fenders increase the useful life of boats and reduce one waste problem.

    Mooring buoys are used in connection with the mooring and marking of boats, fish farms and offshore installations. Among other things, they are used offshore and in fish farming to keep expensive equipment in the right place and prevent undesirable incidents and environmental consequences. No one wants oil leakages or farmed fish escaping and breeding with wild fish.

  • Expanding Green Concept product range

    Green Concept product range will be expanded to include Fishery, Aquaculture and Offshore & Subsea.

    Expanding Green Concept product range

    Green Concept product range will be expanded to include Fishery, Aquaculture and Offshore & Subsea.

    We continue to work on developing our products, to include more products with an improved environmental footprint.